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Message from Mayor Kleem


Memorial Day is Monday, May 29.

While it’s a day off work for many and a time for picnics and family get-togethers, the real meaning of Memorial Day lies in veterans’ cemeteries here and abroad and in unmarked graves in unknown places.

On Veterans’ Day, we honor those men and women who have served our country in the military and are still with us, contributing to the community. On Armed Forces Day, we salute members of the military on active duty or in the Guard and Reserves who serve around the world.

But Memorial Day is for those who sacrificed their lives in countless battles from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan. St. Paul Lutheran Church will present a tribute, the “Of Faith and Freedom” cantata, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 28.

American Legion Post 91 will place flags on veterans’ graves and will conduct special services at 8 a.m. at Adams Street Cemetery and 9 a.m. at Woodvale Cemetery on May 29. The annual parade organized by the Legion will step off at 10:30 a.m. A community ceremony will follow at the Coe Lake Gazebo.

The Post 91 newsletter reprints in full a speech President Ronald Reagan made in 1986 at Arlington National Cemetery. It reads in part, “We owe them something. We owe them a promise: That just as they did not forget their comrades, neither, ever, will we.”

Let’s keep that promise. Attend our local Memorial Day ceremonies. Fly the Flag at half-staff until noon.  Pause at 3 p.m. for the National Moment of Remembrance. And perhaps say a prayer for the 1.1 million men and women of our Armed Forces who have given their lives to our country since its founding.

Have a Blessed Memorial Day.




In the Spotlight



Republic Services will pick up yard waste at curbside in Berea beginning on April 21 and continuing through Dec. 1.

Grass clippings, leaves and other yard waste should be placed in brown paper yard waste bags, which are available at discount, drug and hardware stores. Yard waste also can be placed in specially marked garbage cans. The bags and cans should not weigh more than 40 pounds when fully loaded. The yard waste will be recycled.

Yard waste in plastic bags should be placed in the blue trash container. Yard debris in plastic bags will not be recycled but will be placed in a landfill.


Leaves should not be raked to the curb.

Cut small branches to no more than 4 feet in length and bundle them with string. Place them at curbside alongside the yard waste bags and cans. Do not place yard waste in the green recycling containers.

Questions, call Republic Services at 800-433-1309.


  • Ready Notify
  • The City of Berea is implementing a new Emergency Notification System called
          ReadyNotify -ReadyNotify.pdf

  • Berea Community Outreach

    Berea Community Outreach is in need of donations of Spaghetti Sauce, Peanut Butter, Hamburger Helper, Pasta & Sauce, Chicken Rice, Mac & Cheese, Cans of Soup and other non-perishable food items. Call 440-826-4891 for drop off locations.


  • Berea Animal Rescue

    The Berea Animal Rescue is in need of foster homes for kittens and cats and occasionally dogs and puppies. Volunteers needed, contact Jane at 216-443-1670 for more information. Training, supplies and cages provided.

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